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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Software Leaked On The Web, So Drivers Are Testing It
By Alexa Heah, 08 Sep 2021
Image via Arcansel / Shutterstock.com
Tesla’s Full-Self-Driving (FSD) beta software has been making its rounds, most especially in the hacking community due to a leak. Currently, only those in the brand’s “early access program” have gotten to try the FSD software, as per Electrek.
As for how the FSD works, a driver will first enter a location into the car’s navigation system. The vehicle will then try to drive to the location, but the driver has to constantly be at the wheel.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has promised a wider launch of the FSD software to more Tesla owners in the United States, though it’s been delayed several times. Many of them have already shelled out US$10,000 for the FSD package but have yet to gain access to the feature.
According to Electrek, now, binary firmware files of Tesla’s FSD beta have leaked on the internet, and are being shared by the Tesla root access community. As the data is root access, users can log into the the root account or run commands as root on the server, with some owners being able to run the software in their vehicles.
A Tesla owner in Ukraine uploaded a video of him trying the software, inadvertently giving away that the FSD software had been hacked and was in wider circulation. However, as the FSD has only been adapted to the US, it doesn’t run as smoothly in Ukraine, where the roads and signages differ.
Tesla has yet to comment on the matter, though the report said it’s only been made aware of the hack recently. Take a look at the driver’s video below.
[via Electrek, image via Arcansel / Shutterstock.com]
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